Green Space 2023 Open Call

2023 Grantees

We are delighted to announce the recipients of our 2023 open-call Grantees. Each individual from this diverse group of artists brings their unique perspective toward this year’s theme of displacement. Congratulations to the following artists:

Asser Saint-Val

Carolina Cueva

Dudley Alexis

Enma Saiz

Jacob Stiltner

Karla Kantorovich

María Gabriela Chérrez

Premonition Bureau

Sydney Maubert

Xiomara Forbez

We look forward to showcasing their work at Green Space in the upcoming group show ‘DISplace.’ The show revolves around the spoken word piece ‘DISplace’ by artist Arsimmer McCoy.  


Since opening Green Space Miami we have had the privilege of meeting hundreds of Miami artists and creatives. Artists who have prompted dialogue on issues you are passionate about, through exhibiting your work, interviews, and conversations hosted at Green Space. The dominant theme which keeps emerging is home, the question of what home means, the definition of origin, the celebration of cultural identity and rituals, the pride and joy in Miami’s unique mix of communities that call this place home. In a Miami context the subject of home is also about change. The rate of Miami’s growth is unprecedented, while that brings with it increased opportunity, the cost of living has made it impossible for most artists to live and work here.

This year we have commissioned the artist Arsimmer McCoy to write a prompt on this theme. The concept of DISplace is that we are a city of displaced people, and when our homes, and the public spaces where communities have gathered for generations are at risk, DISplace takes on a new meaning. The prompt also encompasses THIS place, welcoming submissions that celebrate the communities created by those seeking, and finding, safe haven here, preserving and evolving and thriving in this place called Miami.

‘DISplace’: Open Call Prompt by the artist Arsimmer McCoy


Is a call to action 

on the plague of the DISfunctional, 



         and DISgusting 


         DIStributed across THIS city. 

         DISplace is a scream. 

DISplace is not another casual conversation about who’s right and who’s wrong. 

         THIS is ALL wrong. 

DISplace is a scream into the ears of the greedy. 

THIS is about the DISregard of human rights. 

DIS is about DIScrimination, 

environmental racism, 


        and revealing the DISloyalty of a system built to protect.

THIS is about Scott Projects. 

THIS is about NW 3RD AVE AND 62ND. 

THIS is about the GROVE. 

THIS is about Colored town to Overtown to NO MORE. 

THIS is about the walls put up in place of peace. 


THIS is about citywide DISaggregation       DISassociation 

                                                  and a venal state. 

THIS place is home to Bahamian descendents. 

THIS is the resting place of Tequesta bones. 

THIS place is safe haven to the immigrant 

                the asylum seekers

    the migrant 

    and the refugee 

This is a call to action 

Tell them WE ARE HERE

And we will not be DISMEMBERED, 


                              or DISCREDITED. 



WILL NOT BE                                   DISPLACED

By Arsimmer McCoy

Open Call 2023 Guidelines

The 2023 open call is now closed. Thank you for applying. We will be in touch soon after the advisory committee has completed the voting process.

WHO CAN APPLY: Green Space Miami’s Open Call is open to professional artists living and working in Miami-Dade County. If you are temporarily based elsewhere, please provide further details in your proposal or artist biography. Awardees of previous open calls are eligible to apply again after 2 years.

ELIGIBLE WORK: Painting, photography, other two-dimensional art processes and techniques, sculpture, installation, textile, audio and video. Green Space Miami seeks artists whose practice addresses critical social issues faced by Miami’s residents and celebrates the cultural heritage of Miami’s communities and neighborhood. Awardees of previous open calls are eligible to apply again after 2 years.

SELECTION PROCESS: Green Space invites artists to submit artworks, beginning June 2 to July 30. Ten works will be selected by the Green Space Miami advisory committee who vote independently and anonymously using the Submittable platform.

AWARDS: A one-time, unrestricted award of $5,000 each will be made to 10 visual artists in recognition of artworks selected by the committee. Please note that Green Space Miami does not provide additional funding or reimburse artists for costs related to the fabrication, delivery or installation of artworks. Green Space Initiative expects to announce the selected artists during the month of September. Selected artworks will be exhibited together from mid-November to March.

The Green Space Miami Advisory Committee

Chad Bernstein, CEO and Co-founder, Guitars Over Guns Organization

Chana Budgazad Sheldon, Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) North Miami

Amy Galpin, Chief Curator, FIU Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum

Alma Leiva, Artist, Inaugural Green Space Initiative Awardee

Jodi Mailander Farrell, VP of Development, The Everglades Foundation

T. Eliott Mansa, Artist, Inaugural Green Space Initiative Awardee

Jairo Ontiveros, VP of Education and Community Engagement, Adrienne Arsht Center

Franklin Sirmans, Director, PAMM – Pérez Art Museum Miami

Mikhaile Solomon, Director, PRIZM Art Fair

DePaul Vera, Artist, Inaugural Green Space Initiative Awardee

Marie Vickles, Director of Education, PAMM, Curator-in-Residence, Little Haiti Cultural Center

Pedro Jermaine, Artist

The Green Space Miami Team

Kimberly Green, President, Green Family Foundation, Founder, Green Space Miami

Sarai Leon, Executive Assistant, Green Space Miami

Mireille Louis Charles, Executive Director, Green Family Foundation

Matt Argondizza, Preparator, Green Space Miami

Michelangelo Bendandi, Green Space Miami Founding Member

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